I Need Therapy: Books on Therapeutic Styles

Nowadays we all ought to know that mental health is health, and therapy (if you can afford it) is a vital, lifesaving service. But what kind of therapy is for you? The specific therapeutic techniques can make a big difference depending on what works best for you. If you’re confused by all the acronyms or want to taste-test different approaches before you pick a therapist with a specific focus (search for a therapist free on Psychology Today’s index) you might want to take a look at the books on this list. A good place to start is Mastering Adulthood by Lara E. Fielding, because it includes multiple approaches while giving advice for relatable issues of daily life.

BOOKS FEATURING CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)

Redesign Your Mind by Eric Maisel

Instant Anger Management by Aaron Karmin

Goodnight Mind by Colleen Carney

Move on, Motherf*cker by Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt

BOOKS FEATURING ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Cravings and Addictions by Maria Karekla

What Happened to Make You Anxious by Jaime Castillo

What Makes You Stronger by Louise Hayes

Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonoir

BOOKS FEATURING DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

DBT for Dummies by Gillian Galen

The High Conflict Couple by Alan Fruzzetti

      

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